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Child adoption process needs to be transparent

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com Oct 21, 2007 India, Parul Malik, CNN-IBN New Delhi: Misinformation violates the rights of biological parents, of the child and the adoptive parents. And yet adoption is crucial for thousands of destitute children. So it is important to look at solutions that would make the entire process transparent and free from racketeers. Chaya Maria… Read more »

Broken, broken by the “Adoption Mafia’

De Telegraaf, 2 June 2007 The scandal around fifty illegally adopted Indian children is only the tip of the iceberg. Only in recent months similar practices came to light in Sri Lanka and Nepal, where hundreds of children are being channeled for big money to Western (probably Dutch) adoptive parents, pedophile rings and possibly even… Read more »

Cavada and Gibault Are Making a Confusion Between the Romanian Orphans and Goods

Source: Adevarul Date: 2006-11-10 A few MEPs were desperately trying to start again the international scandal regarding the situation of the Romanian orphans and the restart of intercountry adoptions. The MEPs Jean Marie Cavada and Claire Gibault organized a long conference with European public and press which had as title “Towards European policy an adoption”… Read more »

Des Orphelins roumains Une affaire de millions d’euros

(un exposé sur Francois de Combret et son lobby pour les adoptions internationales) Publication: “Saptamana Financiara” (“The Financial Weekly”) Date:lundi October 9, 2006 Type: Investigation / Front page lead Auteur: Robert Veress Image from double page spread (P.4/5)   Nombre d’organisations européennes font un lobby puissant pour la reprise des adoptions internationales Introduction Ce n’est… Read more »

Adoption victim meets her mother after 9 years

Date: 2005-12-25 Source: http://indiapulse.sulekha.com Dec. 25: A 17-year-old girl who was fraudulently given away in adoption when she was eight met her mother after nearly nine years. The meeting was initiated by her adoptive parents, Americans from Alabama in the United States.

A tussle in Andhra Pradesh

Date: 2005-05-21 Source: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com A tussle in Andhra Pradesh RAVI SHARMA in Hyderabad In Andhra Pradesh, the first State to ban voluntary agencies from placing children in adoption, the government is under tremendous pressure to reverse the situation. P.V. SIVAKUMAR A protester belonging to the Progressive Organisation for Women grappling with women police personnel outside… Read more »

Babies-for-sale trade faces a global crackdown

Source: Guardian Attempts by Western families to adopt children from poor nations have fuelled a rogue market in young lives. But at last action is being taken. Carolyn Wheeler reports from Lviv, Ukraine * Carolyn Wheeler * guardian.co.uk, Sunday November 21 2004 01.12 GMT * Article history The thick stack of photographs pulled from a… Read more »

Brussels warns EU hopeful Romania over child adoptions

Source: www.eubusiness.com24 February 2004 The European Commission issued a barely-veiled warning to Romania Tuesday to adopt new child protection laws to get its troubled EU membership bid back on track. With EU lawmakers demanding Brussels break off talks with Bucharest because of the unchecked adoption of Romanian children by Western couples, the EU executive stepped… Read more »

EC issues ultimatum to Romania: stop child exports

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels 04 Feb 2004 The European Commission has warned Romania to halt the export of children for adoption or face a bar on EU membership and the severance of aid funds. The commission wrote to Adrian Nastase, the prime minister, warning that his government’s conduct failed to meet the “political… Read more »

Say: Bye bye Korea, until later, when I have grown up

Source: http://www.trouw.nl (Translated from Dutch) Eun-mi Postma – 04/04/03, 00:00 About four thousand South Korean children have been adopted over the last 35 years by Dutch couples, but last week the last batch adoptive babies left for Schiphol. Although South Korea is prosperous now, because of the rigid social conventions still many children are available… Read more »